AUSTINTOWN, OH – In a game where the Austintown Fitch Falcons felt that they could put a ripple across the state of Ohio, the Massillon Washington Tigers showed exactly why they are considered to be the favorite come December to win another state championship, as they beat the Falcons, 55-7.

Peppered with multiple three-star recruits and a four-star wideout recruit, the Tigers took one play from scrimmage on a 42 yard touchdown strike from Aidan Longwell to Jayden Ballard. Ballard is a junior four star wideout who is committed to Ohio State. The real narrative in this game was the running game from the Tigers, led by the three-star recruit, Terance Keyes Jr. The senior running back, Keyes Jr., finished the first half with 16 carries, 185 yards and four touchdowns, which was when his night was done.

The lone score from the Falcons came on a 2 yard touchdown run from quarterback Devin Sherwood, which cut the Tigers lead to 14-7. A few plays prior, Sherwood found Donnie Ellis for a 35 yard completion.

Austintown was led through the air by Devin Sherwood with 1 completions on 6 attempts for 35 yards. Austintown was led on the ground by Devin Sherwood with 13 carries for 38 yards and a touchdown. Austintown’s leading receiver was Donnie Ellis with 1 reception for 35 yards.

Fitch now prepares to take on Bishop Hartley next Friday at Greenwood Chevrolet Falcon Stadium.